HAYNES’ ICONS series has been expanded with a selection of manuals based on preserved machinery; its latest selection covers the Flying Scotsman, Tiger tank and HMS Victory and is certain to be popular with modellers.
Each title is basically a smaller-format version of the full-size publications on the same subject, meaning the history of each vehicle is examined before focus shifts to the machine’s anatomy – including armaments for the tank and warship books. The well-organised text is accompanied by a mixture of period images, modern full-colour photos and technical drawings, plus there are tables and separate panels covering the procedures and intricacies involved with the maintenance and operation of the subject. Compared to Hayne’s Operators’ Manuals, these smaller books provide more of an introduction to the subjects, with a brief bibliography for those wanting to read further. These are priced at £12.99, and are available from www.haynes.com